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Netflix approves Sony’s FX6 high-end camera

January 6, 2021

By Chris Forrester

Sony’s camera division says that its FX6 full-frame 4K camera has been added to the Netflix Approved Camera List. The compact FX6 camera has officially joined nine other Sony cameras already on Netflix’s list of approved cameras, and approved for use as a primary camera in Netflix productions.

As part of Sony’s Cinema Line family, the all-new FX6 incorporates Sony’s core technologies of image sensor, processing engine, and AF (autofocus) performance. FX6 is also compatible with the wide range of Sony E-mount lenses for creative flexibility. It also features a 10.2 MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that delivers a 15+ stop wide dynamic range with high sensitivity and low noise.

Additional Sony cameras on the Netflix Approved Camera List include their VENICE, FX9, Z750, F55, F5, F65, FS7 / FS7ii, HDC-4300 and Z450 models. Netflix specifies that 90 percent of the total runtime of a final programme should be captured on approved cameras. For nonfiction content, this threshold may be more flexible.

The new unit leverages Sony’s high-end VENICE cinema camera and the innovative features of Alpha mirrorless camera technology, FX6’s small and lightweight design makes it suitable for tackling all kinds of projects: from high-end music videos, to weddings and travel videos among others.

Now shipping, FX6 was first talked about by Sony in September before the detailed product specs were shared in November 2020. The camera has drawn a positive response from many content creators and DoPs.

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